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that they go to. >> it was really inspiring to do it because i know that a great man once said these words. >> and when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we allow it to ring from every village, every hamlet, every state and every city. >> we will be able to speed that up day when all of god's children black men, white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholics will join hands and sing in the wores of the oldening -- words of the old negro spirituality free at last, free at last -- spiritual, free at last, free at last, thank god almighty, we're free at last. the news tonight far from over. the news edge at 11:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. >> and the edge begins with another four years at both president barack obama and vice president joe biden were officially sworn into their second term of office today. thanks for joining us tonight
and staying with us tonight i'm laura evans. their second term is officially now underway. tomorrow's public ceremony has half a million people in the district this weekend. fox 5's audrey barnes with that story. >> reporter: a smaller crowd is expected to attend tomorrow's public swearing in ceremony than the one four years ago, but even so those planning to be there says it still feels fresh and new and historic. >> i, barack obama do solemnly swear. >> president obama's second term official by began at noon today when he took the oath of office at a private ceremony. it's the public ceremony monday on the west front of the capitol that has lured people from around the country to d.c. for some it's a repeat trip. >> absolutely we were here four years ago. >> reporter: jay and kioka
marks weren't here in 2009. they just had a baby, but this time everything worked out perfectly. what are you looking forward to tomorrow? >> just seeing the president in person. we actually got invitations, so we're real excited about that. >> on both sides of the bag they have actually the family portrait on the opposite side as well. >> reporter: as she's stocked up on inaugural souvenirs, minitia hicks of dallas, texas, was overcome thinking about tomorrow. >> fighting tears, just a wonderful time to be a part of history. >> reporter: it couldn't have happened on a more perfect day for charice hammond. >> it's my birthday monday, too. >> reporter: for georgetown student nicki dubois tomorrow's ceremony will be the culmination of a real life history lesson that she helped make happen. >> i actually worked on the obama campaign as an intern this summer and fall, so i love
it, being a part of history. it's wonderful. >> reporter: there will be plenty to entertain the early birds including kelly clarkson, alicia keys and james taylor to name a few. back to you. >> star studded event indeed. >> reporter: there are far fewer people expected for this inauguration than the last one, but that does not mean that metro is standing down. the agency says it's learned from 2009 they'll be doing some things a little differently this time. >> i will perform the duties of a special deputy united states harsh. >> reporter: for starters 150 officers from 15 law enforcement agencies have been deputized to help out metro transit police, officers from as far away as the bay area and seattle washington tasked with a big job. >> moving crowds is the whole focus for metro, making sure people move safely from point a to point b, visitors coming in for the first time, ensure they
have a safe and pleasant trip on the metro. >> reporter: metro wants to avoid what happened in the 2009 inauguration when long lines of cars spilled out onto streets and highways trying to get into suburban metro parking lots because metro charged as cars went in. >> we're not doing that again. we are instead charging for parking as you exit and you can pay with a credit card or your smartrip camp. >> reporter: speaking of smartrip cards, here's some important advice. >> get your smartrip card or farecard in advance. >> reporter: load it up with enough money to pay for your trip to the mall and back. >> now you got to scan it again. >> reporter: we found lots of metro riders at the tenleytown station trying to do just that. >> i'll probably get here really early tomorrow and have breakfast on the stands. >> reporter: how early? >> i think my friends and i are leaving at like 5 pam. >> reporter: many inaugurationgoers are from out of town trying to figure it all
out. you don't have enough on your card for tomorrow? >> no. >> reporter: then you've got high demand for the commemorative metro smartrip cards and fare cards. metro has had special weekend hours at sales offices to accommodate souvenir seekers. >> it's a keepsake. it's really a part of history. it's got the image of president obama on it and every time we mention special sales locations on twitter we hear from folks outside the region who are asking folks inside the region to pick them up for them. >> reporter: one last note, if possible, plan your travel so you don't have to transfer. all five rail lines have a metro station near the mall. in the district karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> you should know metro opens at 4 a.m., closes at 2 a.m. and here are some traveling tips if you are planning to take metro. do not bring bicycles, large containers or coolers. other prohibited items include weapons, explosives, backpacks, laser pointers, alcohol, sticks
poles. you can find complete travel tips on our website www.myfoxdc.com. i will perform the duty of a special united states marshal. >> some officers will work with metro transit police and most will be with d.c. police. they all got quick training today familiar eagles them with how things will go tomorrow. >> if you think about the vast number of things that we have to do during this event, we still have to do our daily job, police the communities to make sure our neighborhoods are safe. >> the secret service, fbi, capital police, national guard and other agencies will also be on duty tomorrow. several new floats are preparing to make their way down pennsylvania avenue for tomorrow's inaugural parade. floats will showcase states represented by the president and vice president as well as a replica plane flown by the tuskegee airmen and a full size model curiosity mars rover.
>> to be here to witness this is again words just don't describe it. we're humbled by the entire experience. we're so honored and overwhelmed with excitement. >> the parade begins at the steps of the u.s. capitol building and will proceed along pennsylvania avenue to the white house. fox 5 wants you to share how you are participating in inauguration. there are three ways to share. you can e-mail your photos or videos to 2013 at wttg.com. you can tweet them to at my fox d.c. with hatch tag 2013 orup them -- #2013 or upload them to our website. be sure to stay with fox 5 or all the latest on the inauguration from the ceremonies to the parade to monitoring metro so what you need to know if you're heading downtown. it's all on air and online. we'll be on the air beginning at 4 a.m. tomorrow. coming up tonight gwen has a final look at tomorrow's
inauguration forecast. >> it will be a far cry from today where our temperatures were well above the seasonal average. we've got a cold day ahead. droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolving with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing oid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself.
the area and we've got afternoon arctic blast of cold air moving in the day on monday. this will really affect us monday night. we're looking at a few wind gusts mainly into the late afternoon into the late evening hours, but it's going to feel like the low 30s to mid-30s throughout the afternoon and a 20 to 30% chance that we could see a passing snow shower or rain shower in the afternoon and some very isolated in natured and some scattered flurries into the evening -- nature and some scattered flurries into the evening hours. i can't rule it out 100%. possibly in the afternoon, evening isolated rain shower or snow showers and it will be very isolated in nature. then in the evening and late night some scattered flurries are very possible. we're talking basically 6 to 11 p.m. at night clock for that.
gusty -- at night for that. gusty winds, little or no accumulation here in terms of all that precipitation. wind chills, in the morning to the afternoon it will feel like the low to mid-30s, but at night when that blast of arctic air comes in, it will feel like it's in the 20s and the teens. if you're going to any balls, that's when you'll feel this colder air heading out late at night of gusty winds through late afternoon and late night and if we do get any precipitation, we have to be concerned with how the roads and sidewalks are with the low temperatures, could make it slick. once again we're not sure if we'll get any of this precipitation, but the chance is there because the cold front is coming through tomorrow night and ahead of it there is a chance we could see some of this. really make sure to dress warm tomorrow. bundle up. dress in layers. that cold air is sticking around through until thursday before we start to get a break. enjoy the day tomorrow, but dress warm. we are taking the edge off tonight with a memory from
president obama's first inauguration four years ago. ♪ lean on me when you're not strong i'll be your friend ♪ ♪. >> remember this, the purple tunnel of doom, frustrated ticket holders stuck for hours found a way to pass the time by coming together in song as you heard. it all started with a small group of people singing bill withers lean on me and spread until everyone was singing. as for that tunnel of doom, officials say they're doing everything they can to make sure the same type of problem does not happen again tomorrow. that does it for us here on fox 5 news at 10:00. fox 5 news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. keep it here. sports xtra just two minutes away. have a great night. at honda,
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